One night, German philosopher Hans Blumenberg returns to his study to find a shocking sight - a lion lying on the floor as if it's the most natural thing in the world. The lion stretches comfortably on the Turkmen rug, eyes resting comfortably on Blumenberg. The philosopher with some effort retains his composure, even when the next day during his lecture the lion makes another appearance, ambling slowly down the center aisle. Blumenberg glances around, the seats are full, but none of his students seem to see the lion. What is going on here?Blumenberg is the captivating and witty fictional tale of this likable philosopher and the handful of students who come under the spell of the supernatural lion - including skinny Gerhard Optatus Baur, a promising young Blumenbergian, and the delicate, haughty Isa, who falls head over heels in love with the wrong man. Written by Sibylle Lewitscharoff, whom Die Welt called the "most dazzling stylist of contemporary German literature," Blumenberg will delight English readers for the first time.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yellow House is the title generally given to an oil painting by the 19th-century Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. This title refers to the right wing of the building, 2, Place Lamartine, Arles, France, the house where, on May 1, 1888, Van Gogh rented four rooms, two large ones on the ground floor to serve as atelier and kitchen, and, on the first floor, two smaller ones facing Place Lamartine. The window on the first floor near the corner with both shutters open is that of Van Gogh's guest room, where Paul Gauguin lived for nine weeks from late October, 1888. Behind the next window, with one shutter closed, is Van Gogh's Bedroom. The two small rooms at the rear were rented by Van Gogh at a later time. The left wing housed a grocery (French: Comestibles, inscribed on the signbord over the marque).
When a Man's Partner is Killed,He's Supposed to Do Something About It.Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered his other lovers, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency - me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his office, I had no choice. I had to track down the person responsible. And not just to lay Del to rest, either. Next to his body, the office safe was wide open, and a contract worth millions was missing...
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There has been a terrible mistake. Wayside School was supposed to have been built with thirty classrooms all next to each other in a row. Instead it was built with the thirty classrooms all on top of each other - thirty storeys high! That may be why all kinds of strange stuff happens at Wayside School. Especially on the thirtieth floor. It is a school full of unusual characters too. Mrs Gorf, the meanest teacher in the world. Terrible Todd who always gets sent home early. John who can only read upside down. It is a crazy mixed-up school, brilliantly brought to life by the irresistible Louis Sachar.
The New York Times Bestseller named one of the "Most Important Books of 2016" by Inc, and a Forbes 2016 "Must Read Business Book"'If you love 'Bones' and 'CSI', this book is your kind of candy' Paco Underhill, author of Why We Buy'Martin's best book to date. A personal, intuitive, powerful way to look at making an impact with your work' Seth Godin, author of Purple CowMartin Lindstrom, one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World and a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, harnesses the power of "small data" in his quest to discover the next big thing.In an era where many believe Big Data has rendered human perception and observation 'old-school' or passé, Martin Lindstrom shows that mining and matching technological data with up-close psychological insight creates the ultimate snapshot of who we really are and what we really want. He works like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, accumulating small clues - the progressively weaker handshakes of Millenials, a notable global decrease in the use of facial powder, a change in how younger consumers approach eating ice cream cones - to help solve a stunningly diverse array of challenges. In Switzerland, a stuffed teddy bear in a teenage girl's bedroom helped revolutionise 1,000 stores - spread across twenty countries - for one of Europe's largest fashion retailers. In Dubai, a distinctive bracelet strung with pearls helped Jenny Craig offset its declining membership in the United States and increase loyalty by 159% in only one year. In China, the look of a car dashboard led to the design of the iRobot, or Roomba, floor cleaner - a great success story.SMALL DATA combines armchair travel with forensic psychology in an interlocking series of international clue-gathering detective stories. It shows Lindstrom using his proprietary CLUES Framework - where big data is merely one part of the overall puzzle - to get radically close to consumers and come up with the counter-intuitive insights that have in some cases helped transform entire industries.SMALL DATA presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create global brands, and reveals surprising and counter-intuitive truths about what connects us all as humans.
Structural hierarchy, such as "Sabanci Holding", is visible in the arrangement of offices: president and his inner circle are located on the top floor of the head office building, vice presidents occupied the next two floors below, even lower positioned managers and so on until ground floor, where there is a typing pool. The principle of concentrating all power in the hands of the leader is an integral part of the Turkish model of governance. This does not mean that the Turks blindly obey the central government. On the contrary, there is a constant tension between the need for a strong government, on the one hand, and individual protests against it - on the other. The situation in the Turkish company at first glance seems very democratic. Head always refers to a subordinate to "you" can be a pat on the shoulder. In fact, the Turkish business culture autocratic - decisions are always made head alone. However, the error is easily forgiven, especially if the manager holds a high post. Top managers in Turkey believe that their high positions in the business hierarchy they occupy because of their intellectual abilities.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! "Reptile Boy" is episode 5 of season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.A girl jumps out of a second-floor window of a frat house and chased into a cemetery, where she is caught. Meanwhile, Buffy's gang are happy with the apparent lack of activity on the Hellmouth. Giles presses her to train harder, but she just wants to be a teenager. The next day at school, Cordelia introduces Buffy to two college guys, one of whom invites Buffy to a party. She turns him down, claiming she is involved with someone. Buffy goes on patrol and meets Angel, who smells blood on a bracelet on the ground. He says that their age difference is a problem and that she does not know what she wants in life. She runs off, upset. Buffy decides to go to the frat party with Cordelia. She chooses not to tell Giles or Angel about her date. Later that night, Giles and Willow discover that the bracelet is from Kent Preparatory School, just outside of Sunnydale and where Buffy is partying. Angel appears and asks about Buffy. Willow tells the two men why Buffy lied to them. They then rush off to save Buffy and Cordelia.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! An idea originates and finds someone through whom it can manifest itself. That fortunate someone, experiences during the birth process, a feeling which is beyond description. Imagine for a moment that you are witnessing the creation of the universe. That's Odyssey. Odyssey witnesses priceless, rich and heterogeneous cultural tapestry among the youth of this country. Odyssey affirms a pulsating and dynamic competitive platform for the budding technocrats of the nation. Odyssey incorporates the vitality to cajole them into being the custodian of what is actually their birth-right, which is talent, creativity and above all their identity. The seed were sown in 1985 and under the care and guidance of our respected and dedicated seniors it is in full stretch to fruitify. Following their path and layouts this time it's our opportunity to hold this fest .Odyssey has drawn a footfall of about 10,000 youths from various schools and technical institutes, from all over the country previously and as it's been 25 years we are in very much enthusiasm and full of zest to take the platform to the next level and floor almost double crowd this year.
These days, space is a precious commodity. Small Space Style is an inspiring guide to making the most of even the tiniest home.Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in a compact home and explores design and style solutions to the practical issues of living with limited space. In the first chapter, Elements of Design, Sara tackles clever design and planning details and discusses how to make the most of any small home. Next, in Elements of Style, she gives thought to decorating solutions and style ideas for a compact interior, considering storage, furniture, and display. Finally, Sara visits a variety of real-life small spaces, taking an in-depth look at imaginative treatments for pocket-sized interiors and showcasing tiny homes with lots of character. These include a terraced railroad worker's cottage, a miniscule Parisian pied-à-terre, a tiny studio apartment with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom, and a pint-sized coastal hideaway. Each case study has a detailed floor plan plus measurements.
Roger Kirk is an Australian costume designer primarily for stage and film. He won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design for The King and I and was nominated for 42nd Street.Kirk began his career in television in Australia, working as a stagehand and floor manager in the Sydney ABC studios, and next worked in the West End for three years doing props. Upon returning to Australia, he worked in the costume department at ABC, and then did the costumes for the stage musical Chicago.Kirk designs costumes for stage musicals, most recently for the 2006 arena production of The Boy From Oz. He has also designed sets for Elton John's 1986 Australian tour, sets and costumes for the Australian TV version of Gladiators, and awards shows such as the Australian Film Institute. His work for the opera includes the costumes for the Victoria State Opera production of Manon in 1997.
Lead a group of heroes through randomly-generated dungeons and discover the safest way to reach the new level and deliver there a power-cristal.An extraordinary dungeon-crawler experiencePlay as a crew of heroes who are crash-landed inside of a strange dungeon. Explore and defend your ships power generator as you head to the next floor. Dungeon of the Endless features an excellent, fluorescent, sci-fi atmosphere.Lose yourself in sleek, pixel animations of characters and minimalist level-design that convey you to a truly amazing artistic wonder. Enjoy the wispy tones of the soundtrack that carry the heroes on their way to adventure. Unique and calming melodies & music provide a euphoric tickle of the ear so you can enjoy the whole experience even more!RPG meets Tower DefenseDive into a fascinating world where each door leads to a room that is randomly generated on each play session. Use the power of a power grid structure to illuminate the area. Carefully plan your escape and save precious resources because illumination is extremely important during your journey.Are you curious about what the next room has in store? Opening doors count as turns that activates enemy waves, complete resources and restore skill based moves for your heroes. Be careful because behind the door awaits the unknown. Do not allow your enemies to enter the room and destroy the precious generator.Lead a group of powerful of heroesDungeon of the Endless features different types of heroes. Explore tons of variations of rooms as a strong group of individuals. Each hero is unique and has its own, specific skill set, design, and animation, that represent their personalities.It feels really good to find new survivors in the dungeon and bring them into the team to discover what new abilities they bring to the group. Choose different heroes for different tasks and prepare yourself for enormous multitasking experience.Just easily select a particular hero to highlight their portrait and give an order. The only way to get new heroes is dismissing the old ones and any gear removed from the dismissed hero cannot be replaced on a newly recruited hero.Visit various locationsDungeon of the Endless gameplay features 12 floors to explore. Walk through extremely dangerous zones, gather precious resources and treasures, fight with various enemies, open mysterious chests, and spend hours playing this gripping adventure solo or with your friends.You can also save the game at any time you want and proceed from the saved place once you turn on the game once again.Play with your friendsThe multiplayer mode allows up to four people to go online and survive some dungeons together.It is very similar to the single-player mode and gives each player their own resources for surviving the harsh monster attacks.